Acne Flare-Up? Avoid These Foods


A new University of Alabama study shows that nearly 30% of women over age 40 are battling blemishes. One possible way to stay pimple free: Avoid eating refined foods such as white bread and pasta. Recent Australian research finds that this fare pumps up production of the hormone androgen, increasing oil production. "Bacteria on the skin break down the excess oils, irritating hair follicles, which triggers breakouts," says Jennifer Linder, MD, a clinical instructor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco.


By Rebekah George

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